turn to

  1. (intr, adverb) to set about a task

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How to use turn to in a sentence

  • "You took a different turn to-day," the spinster observed suspiciously.

    Love in a Cloud | Arlo Bates
  • I think I've done you one good turn to-night in stopping you going to South Africa.

    Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
  • Several divisions have crossed the Tagus—our turn to-morrow.

    The Life of a Regimental Officer | A. F. Mockler-Ferryman
  • It was my turn to-night to keep sober, as it would never do for the whole crew to get drunk together.

  • Arriving at the end of their tether they anchor, and all hands turn-to with a will to haul the raft up to the boat.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif | Frank T. Bullen

Other Idioms and Phrases with turn to

turn to

Begin work, apply oneself to, as in Next he turned to cutting wood for the fire. This usage was first recorded in 1667.

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